Red Roofs – Courtyard Eco Home

This is an elegant building with an exuberant personality.  Designed for a couple and 3 dogs it is an eco, low carbon house on a tight budget. Designed to reflect the local rural vernacular of the red metal roofs – the closest examples are right next door – a small shed in the adjacent field and a beautifully weathered barn.

The shape of the building creates courtyards within the garden which relate to the sunshine at different times of day – drinking morning coffee in the herb garden, working in the southern vegetable patch during the day and sitting outside for dinner in the evening sun. The house itself has a generous living space with an open cathedral ceiling and the bedroom wing is more private.

It is designed to the AECB Building Code, which uses the passivhaus methodology as a basis, and uses eco materials for construction. And of course, it has a red roof.

  • Client:

    Private
  • Energy Use:

    Modelled as 'AECB Building Standard': 32kWh/m2.annum space heating. 17W/m2 heat load, 0.6ACH airtightness
  • Status:

    Planning
  • Location:

    Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Categories:

    PassivHaus, New Build, Consultancy

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